shame... - Ekaterina Sisfontes and Arik Weismann, sound Tymur Skorobenko (Subprodukt)

The Project Room

23 February – 17 March 2024

Ekaterina Sisfontes
Arik Weismann
Sound: Tymur Skorbenko (Subprodukt)

Shame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion often associated with negative self-evaluation; motivation to quit; and feelings of pain, exposure, distrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness.

An internal dialogue that never stops for a minute is one of the forms of communication between a person and the surrounding society. We constantly check the unwritten rules of social norms to comply with them or resist them, depending on the role that we at that moment try to occupy in it.
This constant ego-centered conversation, although sometimes unconsciously, happens to everyone. Even hermitage presupposes reflection on the abandoned society. Being a permanent member, we feel like the center of everyone’s attention in the form of condemnation or approval of our external image.
The slightest flaw, noticeable only to us, causes us to experience an attack of bashful shock, a complex “unfounded center of public opinion.”
But usually, no one cares about us.